for teaching people or serving Heaven.
Those who use moderation
are already on the path to the Tao.
Those who follow the Tao early
will have an abundance of virtue
there is nothing that cannot be done.
Where this is limitless ability,
then the kingdom is within your grasp.
When you know the Mother of the kingdom,
then you will be long enduring.
This is spoken of as the deep root and the firm trunk
the Way to a long life and great spiritual wisdom.
From the Tao Te Ching,
Translation by John H. McDonald
Coming out of the spring equinox last week, we are still in a time when moderation and equilibrium are naturally a good focus for our days.
I loved these words from the ancient Chinese book of wisdom, The Tao Te Ching as a focus for my week.
I am not sure that I’ve always been on the path of moderation myself, but I am very proud of both of my sons, because they have been on that path from an early age. I consider it my greatest accomplishment that they live balanced moderate lives.
Is there anyone in your life that you have helped to be on the path of moderation?
This week’s contemplation:
In what ways are you on a path of moderation? Sometimes, we underestimate the amount of balance we have created in our lives.